5/15/21 60 secs

by Delroy E, May 15th 2021 © 2021 Delroy E

Done as part of a practice session with poses of 60 seconds in length.

My current goal is: I don't know! I am an absolute beginner; I'm here to study the basics of rendering

Sapient SKy

First off, I think you're on a great track!

You've picked a great exercise to start with. Gestures like these are excellent for getting your hand and your brain to get used to coordinating what you see and translating that onto a page.

As far as moving forward, definitely keep doing these, and start integrating longer sketch times into your practice. And, it may sound weird, but try to add in some shorter times as well! It's a good way to get drawing figures to be even more reflexive, and it forces you to be freer with the movement. They may look a bit messy, but doing them more and more will help you get better at putting a body down on paper without having to think about it as much. Think of it as trying to throw at a target that's really far away. In that situation, it's good to start with power to get to the area where the target is, so you can start working on your accuracy from there. The more lines you draw, the more practice you have at recognizing which ones are the best ones, until it becomes habit.

It's also easy to fall into a habit of drawing things that look stiff, because it feels like you're supposed to have very neat lines. I'd say you have good movement in these, so keep on that track! Also, you're noting the direction of the head, which is a good thing to keep track of in reference to the rest of the body.

Another interesting thing to do, in terms of getting a better feel for coordinating between your brain and your hand is to do sketches where you just look at your subject, don't look at your sketch as you're making it. It forces you to just focus on what you're seeing.
A big thing that always helped me was the phrase "draw what you see, not what you THINK you see."

At the end of the day, what matters is that you keep going! Like any exercise, the best one is the one that you'll do.

I hope some of this helps/makes sense! Seems like you've already got a very good instinct for it! :)

Polyvios Animations

Way to go on your rough poses, but I've got one little critiism: I love the range of rhythm in your attitudes, but I'm sensing a little bit too much choppy linework. Would you like to be more faster and bolder with your line quality with 60 minutes of 30 second quick poses? (120 quick sketches of the figures)

The one reason is because, it can and will be able to make your lines of action and rhythm less stiffer and scratchier, and more dynamic, energetic, fluid, and lively.

If you're new to this drawing approach, make sure you're into the link to our interactive drawing tutorial:https://line-of-action.com/learn-to-draw

Good luck, cheers, and my hat's off to you.



cool sketches!

Suggestions for improvement:

with 60 seconds poses: do not concentrate on outlines, concentrate on capturing the pose and the movement of the body with as few lines as possible.

do not scribble outlines - be patient just focus on a few simple lines... just keep on practicing quick poses and it will evolve...

have fun!

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